A visit to Botswana is incomplete without a tour around The Tsodilo Hills. This UNESCO World Heritage Site rising above the Kalahari is home to the San and the Hambukushu communities. The Hills, populartly named the female hill, child hill and male hill, are of great cultural and spiritual significance to their habitants.
The hills were listed in 2001 in the World Heritage List under the Culture category as they have a unique record of rock paintings that signify early human setllements for over 100,000 years although not continuously.
Discover the Tsodilo Hills, a 10km.sq. rock formations in the Kalahari also known as the Louvre of the Desert in Botswana.
View the 4,500 decorative rock paintings done over 100,000 years that depict the human culture and the relationship between nature and human over the centuries.
Learn how the inhabitants of the hills lived and hunted through the beautiful art displays as well as the environmental changes experienced.
Tsodilo Hills are on the banks of Panhandle, in the southern corner of Botswana.
From Maun, take the main tar road to Shakawe. The Hills are 40 km from Shakawe on an extremely rough dirt road so the journey will take about 4 hours on four-wheel-drive vehicles only. The turning off the main Maun/Shakawe road is just south of Sepupa and is indicated with a National Museum signpost.
The whole trip, 410km, should take about 8 hours.